There are two questions:


How do I introduce our dog to a brand new baby

I created a children tag. Given pets, by definition, are in domestic relationships with people; should we have a children tag?

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    I think we are surely going to get this kind of questions so keeping this tag would be good. Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 7:31
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    Maybe the tag wiki excerpt should clarify that this tag is about human children, not about the pets offspring (just to avoid future misuse).
    – Baarn
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 15:52
  • I would say don't question the existence of tags till we hit at least mid-public beta. Synonyms? Yes. Existence? Wait a bit.
    – JoshDM
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 21:47

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As the creator of the tag, I agree that we need a tag for children. However, I don't think babies and children are both needed, so I retagged my question with the tag instead.

Should we synonymize with

My reasoning is if we don't do it now, someone is just going to recreate babies and it will be easier when there are only a few questions.

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    Yes I agree synonymize child and baby/babies with children
    – user87
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 10:36
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    While there might be slight differences in those tags, I agree that synonimizing those tags would be good. People who are experienced with babies and animals are likely to have experience with children and animals, too.
    – Baarn
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 15:50
  • Children are anything from 6 to about 12 so I think that they should stay separate. Whereas over excited dogs would be fine for children who know how to say no, they would be a bad choice entirely for babies!
    – Kezz
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 16:48
  • Why not have a children-and-babies tag? I don't think it hurts to make it a little longer to make it clear both are included. That way the tag would come up with autocomplete whichever they started typing as well. Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 16:39

Ah, I would say "YES". Parents fear how there children can be saved from pets or what measures should a parent take before let his child mix freely with the pets or what kind of pets can be allowed to be with a children in an outing etc. There can also be various other reasons which I can't think of now. As children are a specific area of concern while meeting with pets, this tag is very relevant.


I suggest a more generic tag.

Think about it this way, would you want a Tweet about a question with the main tag being ? Maybe, maybe not.

I think family-interaction is a better description for all forms of family interaction with pets.

  • I think this is a great suggestion. "Children" is probably going to be of limited utility. This proposal covers that, and expands the scope of the tag without being too broad.
    – Beofett
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 20:16

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